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    Student Nutrition

    Hours: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Main Phone: (907) 348-5142 | Fax: (907) 348-5218
    Location: 1307 Labar Street Anchorage, Alaska 99515

Services Offered

    • Provide healthy and balanced meals to students throughout the district
    • Provide free and reduced priced meals to qualifying applicants via National School Lunch Program sponsored by USDA
    • Provide free breakfast and lunch to quaifying community eligible schools through USDA (C.E.P. Schools)
    • Participating Schools (use this link to sign up for meal service for SY20-21)

Senior Director

  • FAMILIES - Meals for students attending eligible National School Lunch Program schools are available at no charge.  All meals must be preordered through www.paypams.com for pick up at a distribution site.


    An email was sent to all parents of National School Lunch Program (NSLP) with students registered in NSLP school at at 1:24 pm on Monday October 12, 2020.  If you did not receive the message, please check your spam filter to ensure that you received the important information on expanded locations and hours. You can review the content of the email here.


    If you have checked your spam filter and still need a copy please email meiwes_jennifer@asdk12.org. If you are a school Administrative Assistant who needs a copy, email Jennifer Meiwes for help with newsletters, migrant or CIT program staff, ELL, principals, please send any questions and we will get them answered through your department heads and passed on to all internal ASD staff who need to craft communications.


    Please view email snadmin@asdk12.org with ordering questions or call 348-5142 and choose Option 2.


    Free and Reduced News

    Welcome families, it is the free and reduced renewal season for 2020-2021 school year.  Families with new-to-district students at non-community eligibile schools should fill out an application as soon as possible after registration to find out if they qualify for free and reduced meals.  Families that change schools from non-meal program schools to NSLP schools should also apply for free and reduced meals.


    If your family did not qualify previously and has lost job hours, experienced layoffs or had a change in circumstances, please visit student nutrition to apply online. Please list all ASD students on the application. Email snadmin@asdk12.org if you need assistance with your application providing your student’s ID number, DOB, First and Last Name and School.


    Details on how to access meals during remote education under the National School Lunch Program is located on the meal pick up options tab.   


    Apply online for Free and Reduced Lunch Program - we offer online applications in English, Spanish, Hmong, Tagalog, Korean and Samoan. 






    Office Closed to the Public


    Please do not deliver payments or Free & Reduced-price meal applications in-person to the Student Nutrition Center, or Education Center. Credit and Debit card payments are accepted online through Parent Connection, checks may be mailed to the Student Nutrition Center at the below address, please ensure your student's name and ASD ID number or date of birth are listed in the Memo line of the check.


    Our online application portal is available for Free & Reduced-price meal benefits. You may also print and mail your application to the Student Nutrition Center.   Our office receives inquiries each fall about how they may goi about making donations for unpaid meal accounts.  We can accept donations to be directed to the schoool or grade level at a specific school of your choice.  If you need assistance, please include where you would like your donation directed along with contact information so that we may call you back and ensure we have your intent captured and process your request.  Contact snadmin@asdk12.org and one of our specilaists will call you back to assist you with your request.


    Mailing address

    Student Nutrition Center
    1307 Labar St.
    Anchorage, AK 99515







Student Nutrition News

Department Overview

  • Welcome to the Anchorage School District Department of Student Nutrition.  Our mission is to provide healthy, nutritious and satisfying meals to students throughout the Anchorage School District and support the District’s goal to educate all students for success in life.  


    The meals, foods and beverages served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We want to serve meals that are not only healthy and good for growing minds and bodies but taste good too.  We take pride in providing items that range from familiar brand name items you see at home to things we make from scratch in our central kitchen facility.  Our staff takes great pride in the meals they make and serve every day!  All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.


  • Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.